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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 8:52am

Good morning everyone,

Well people are certainly starting to move into our vast and interesting ‘outback country’.  What a busy winter we are going to have out here, entertaining all you good people coming our way.

The river is looking really good at the moment, and of course will be rising we hope, for some time to come. No immediate rain in sight so unsealed roads should be no problem. Of course this means you can do as many others are doing, the ‘Darling River Run’.

Suggest you start at Brewarrina, as they are having “The Edge Fest” there on the 9th. to 11th. so  you’d better get crackin’, and then you can toodle down either side of our great Darling river taking in Bourke, always something going on there. Louth, a beer at Shindy’s Inn. Stop in at Trilby Farmstay and say hi to Liz. Kim will welcome you at “Dunlop Farmstay”. Down to “Kallara”, even an overnighter there,  have a beer or three at the Tilpa pub, and then head down to us here at Wilcannia. By the way, there’s a great campsite right on the Darling at Wilga National Park, on the east side.

Wilcannia can offer you 2 Motels, De. is pet friendly at the Wilcannia Motel. And we have 2 great Caravan Parks. Heaps to see and a Golf Club and Chinese Restaurant.  By then “The old Miss Barrett’s” will be open for coffee etc. again.

This is where you have to veer off the Darling for a day and duck up to White Cliffs, an easy hour trip on the ‘black stuff’. Have a tour of their little town with Rod Dyson who is excellent as a guide.

Next stop on your Darling river escapade after Wilcannia is Greg and Lily at “Neila Gaari” Farmstay, half way between here and Menindee on the west side this time. Why not pull in for the night and you’ll be ready to take in all at Menindee next day, again a lot to see there.

Once past Menindee you still have 2 more chances to stop and relax at “Bindara” Stn.Farmstay, again on our mighty Darling and the great little town of Pooncarie. On down to Wentworth and those girls at the Visitors Centre in Wentworth will look after you like royalty.

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Latest announcements: Fire Alerts

Road Conditions in the Wilcannia area

Tilpa to Wilcannia road: call 08 80 915 155 (Central Darling Shire)

Tilpa to Louth: call 02 6836 5888, AH 0427 894 843 (Cobar council)

Bourke to Louth: call 02 6830 8000 AH 0419 722 055 (Bourke Council).

From Wilcannia to Tilpa there is a choice of east or west side. On the east side there is a good National Parks camping ground called Horse and Coaches, about 45k's north of Wilcannia. AT Tilpa the only road is on the west side.

St. John’s Catholic Church Liturgy
Every Sunday at 10.00am
Sister Flo’s Thought of the Week:
 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, Yield. Life isn't tied with a bow, it is still gift.
Wilcannia Lifeline—Men’s Shed
Wednesday—every second , 72 Woore Street.  Financial and legal services + assistance with other problems including mental health and gambling addictions
It’s time you joined us – out the back.

Journey to the rugged natural beauty of Outback NSW and explore unsealed back roads, wildlife-rich wetlands and ancient stories that stir within the harsh and fragile landscapes of its national parks. Walk in the footsteps of early explorers and the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants to discover inspiring itineraries, deals and offers that will have you wanting to go back for more time and time again.  Read more: National Parks and Wildlifessd

RV: Grey and Black Water Disposal
Situated on the Barrier highway, adjacent to the football oval,
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For latest information on services, roads, tours and events, please call Tourism Association on mob. 0429915467, or make an inquiry via the contact form.

Warrawong on the Darling

Warrawong on the Darling is located on the banks of the Darling River and offers modern cabins, powered caravan sites (some with water frontage) and bush camping. The modern amenities block, beautiful scenery and lush grassy sites along the natural lagoon and river provides travellers the comfort they long for. While great for a night stopover, or to relax and unwind, be warned, once you have experienced the beauty and peace provided, you won’t want to leave!

The middle of nowhere, the centre of everywhere

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National Parks and Wildlife

national-parks-and-wildlife.pngParoo-Darling Visitor Centre Tel: (08) 8080 3200

The Coach and Horses campground is open all year round.  This exception is that this area is susceptible to road closures due to flooding and rain.

Coach and horses campground PAROO-DARLING NP

It’s such a pretty spot by the majestic river red gums along the Darling River. We did a bit of fishing, but didn’t manage to catch anything – lucky we brought plenty of supplies with us.”

In a delightful, shady spot next to a bend in the Darling, the Coach and Horses campground offers a bush camp with views up and down the river.

Spend the day exploring the river in a kayak or canoe or enjoy a spot of fishing. If you’re walking along the banks of the river, be sure to keep an eye out for the local birds.

See the Relevant National Parks links (section, below)

Coach and Horses campground has sites for caravans and camper trailers, so it’s a great place to stop on your drive tour of outback NSW. Plus, it’s equipped with barbecues and picnic tables so you can enjoy lunch or an evening meal with a scenic view.

Relevant (Regional to Wilcannia) National Parks links

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Wilcannia Cemetery - every stone tells a story

The first recorded burial, though unmarked, in what is now the Wilcannia cemetery happened in November 1866, when the remains of a man, lost in the bush 4 months before, were interred. His name was not known, the body was dressed in a striped cotton shirt, plaid vest, moleskin trousers and a brown coat, no money or papers were found in the pockets.

In 1881 the arrangements for the cemetery were formalised and trustees for each denomination appointed. Along with the traditional protestant and catholic appointments, Louis Phillips, George Myers and Henry Emanuel Cohen were appointed as trustees for the Jewish portion. There are no known graves in this section, the far south west corner.

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